Well I am down to 1.5m left of binding to sew down – that counts as blog finished to me. It was actually pretty tricky to photograph this quilt – it is huge. The finished size is 84″ x 112″.
It fits on a Queen sized bed with the sides almost touching the floor. It is a Disappearing Nine Patch quilt, which Mum and I made, starting with 12 nine patches, made with 108 x 10″ squares. More details below.
Mum and I had lots of fun choosing fabrics for the quilt – it features many fabrics that we could image her wearing – lots of batiks and tie-dye fabrics. Unfortunately we could not find any frog fabric that was suitable (Alison is mad about frogs), which is why I made my own frog for the label.
Anita has quilted it beautifully with a “splash” pattern, which complements the quilt perfectly. She had just the right kind of variegated cotton to use, made up of blues, aquas and purples.
- There are lots of tutorials on how to make this block.
- Our starting squares were 10″ big.
- We started with 30cms cuts, of 27 different fabrics, which each yielded 4 x 10″ squares.
- This meant we started with 108 squares
- which makes 12 lots of Nine patches.
- We made sure our centre squares were dark, (these get cut into four little squares).
- We positioned our large scale prints in the outer corners of the Nine patches, because these don’t get cut at all.
- Once these 12 Nine patches are cut, they yield 48 blocks.
- We reassembled these blocks as 6 blocks x 8 blocks so the quilt measured 84″ x 112″ (2.13m x 2.84m)
- We needed 3.1m (3.4 yards) of the double wide backing, to back the quilt; and 90cm (1 yard) of normal width fabric for the binding (I made binding cut from 3″ widths, rather than the traditional 2.5″)
Apart from being the largest quilt I have made, it is also one of the easiest, why don’t you try making one?